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Podcast: Reply All: #128 The Crime Machine, Part II

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #127 The Crime Machine, Part I

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Over the Edge

The kids in the cookie-cutter suburb of New Grenada have been forgotten. Enduring a bored existence punctuated by drugs and petty crime, the restless teens seek release as tensions rise between their tribe and the various authority figures in their lives... until tragedy strikes, and the town explodes. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 7, 2018 - 3 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street

This episode deals with two separate murders of young children in Cleveland. It’s not an easy listen. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Oct 4, 2018 - 4 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

The smell of raw marijuana + acting nervous + hands in pockets = ? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Sep 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Miss Congeniality

An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 20, 2018 - 6 comments

Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out  Season 6, Ep 17

The duo suspects a murdered zoologist was killed because of his numerous affairs or his trailblazing research; Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 21, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Rashomon

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Rear Window

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 13, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Killing

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after his wife was assaulted. What is the truth, and will he win his case? [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 7, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Desperate Hours

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Book: Righteous

In this hotly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit IQ, a New York Times Critics' Best of the Year and winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards, Isaiah uncovers a secret behind the death of his brother, Marcus. For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again-or lose his mind. A case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the two first, they'll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ's life: fail, and he'll lose her. Isaiah's quest is fraught with treachery, menace, and startling twists, and it will lead him to the mastermind behind his brother's death, Isaiah's own sinister Moriarty. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 30, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Bunny Lake Is Missing

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 24, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: How to Steal a Million

Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Book: IQ

Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards. A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 22, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 21, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Marlowe

A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: A Shot in the Dark

Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Topkapi

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Italian Job

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Ocean's 11

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Mean Streets

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Shaft

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Dirty Harry

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: The Getaway

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
posted by ellieBOA on May 5, 2018 - 1 comment

Tatort: Alles Was Sie Sagen  Season 47, Ep 31

On assignment in Lüneberg to find a suspected war criminal, Inspectors Falke and Grosz of Hamburg fall under investigation. The local chief of police questions them but both tell a different story. Where is the truth? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Apr 29, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2018 - 15 comments

Good Girls: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta have problems, so they decide to rob a grocery store. It goes perfectly. And then things go very wrong. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 26, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Scarface

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Something Wild

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Raising Arizona

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2018 - 16 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FINAL JUSTICE  Season 10, Ep 8

"His name is Thomas Jefferson Geronimo. His brand of justice doesn't stop at the Texas border." A Texas sheriff played by Joe Don Baker (Mitchell himself) is assigned to escort a mob boss to Italy, but the plane gets sidetracked to Malta, resulting in a series of cartoon episodes where he tries to catch him but keeps getting arrested, darn it! This is the episode where Crow and Servo destroy Goosio, beloved children's character of Malta. Episode 1008 is available on YouTube. Premiered June 20, 1999. Five episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 5, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Sin City

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 27, 2018 - 18 comments

Mosaic: Mosaic  Season 1, Ep 0

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: In the Bedroom

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 25, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lookout

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 21, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: American Psycho

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 18, 2018 - 30 comments

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